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With the Jewish holiday of Passover starting next week, there's no better time for a big bowl of matzo ball soup. In this version, Sue nestles her dill-speckled fluffy matzo balls into a rich chicken broth with fresh veggies. Vijay, Recipe Hunter

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Dilled Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo balls you'll have a hard time passing over

With Spring also comes the Jewish holiday of Passover, a week-long celebration that’s filled with symbolic meals and traditional foods including the oh-so-loved matzo ball soup! Even if you’re not Jewish, there’s no better time to cook up a batch of your own homemade matzo balls to nestle into a rich chicken soup. In the great debate of whether matzo balls should be chewy and dense (“sinkers”) or light and airy (“floaters”), we fall somewhere in the middle but towards the “floater” camp. In this recipe, Sue adds a handful of fresh dill to her matzo balls, which adds a subtle herbaceous note and beautiful speckled green color to the dumplings. The matzo balls are boiled in salted water then floated in a broth of chicken stock, carrots, celery, onions, and shredded chicken. Known as the “Jewish penicillin,” a bowl of this soup will cure all of your ills!


Sue Moran

Food Writer, Photographer, Tireless Taste Tester

Sue Moran from The View from Great Island

I’m fascinated by the complexity of food, and its role in our lives, not only as a celebration of the cycles and diversity of nature, but also as an extraordinary glimpse into other cultures, and, of course, for its sheer sensual delight.

Sue is the writer, photographer, and blogger behind The View from Great Island where she shares her delicious, creative, and inspired recipes with us. She has a way of making even the most involved foods feel effortless and is often influenced by cultures from around the world. In our opinion, the best way to describe Sue is that she’s a “culinary explorer,” digging into whatever looks good to her. Her cooking is driven by seasonal offerings at local markets and by little bits of inspiration that she picks up from all over. All of this combines into a collection of creative and comforting recipes for us to enjoy. We must say, Sue’s view from Great Island looks pretty darn tasty.

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